By Monica Heger

Two CLIA-certified labs
, one at the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles and another at the University of Pennsylvania, are in the process of developing tests to diagnose retinoblastoma, a rare childhood cancer, on Life Technologies' Ion Torrent PGM.

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